housing market

1Watson Estates is a beautiful new home community located in the town of Buckeye, minutes west of downtown Phoenix and just south of I-10. Designed around existing native desert vegetation and created to minimize environmental impact, Watson estates is the ideal mix of big city convenience and the pleasures of untouched nature. Homeowners enjoy the serenity of the area with stunning views of the White Tank Mountains but are also minutes away from world class museums, professional sports stadiums and a bustling downtown. With community natural open spaces, walking trails, tot lots, and ramadas, there is something for the outdoors enthusiast of every kind.

Kensington community at Watson Estates features a mix of the most popular new homes from our 1900 and 2900 series, including features and lifestyle options intended to be more energy efficient – friendlier to both you and our environment. Homes range from 3-4 bedrooms and 2.0-3.0 bathrooms with 1,277-2,286 square feet and are priced from $132,990. Kensington has only nine lots remaining and one move-in ready home.

The Brighton community at Watson Estates offers abundant lifestyle options and features intended to optimize energy efficiency. Featuring plans from our 2200 series, new homes offer a variety of layouts to suit every family. Homes range from 3-4 Bedrooms and 2.0-3.0 Bathrooms with 1,831-2,952 square feet and are priced from $154,490. Brighton has just eight lots remaining and one move-in ready home.

These communities will close out soon, but they still need a few more friendly neighbors. To request more information and find your home at Kensington or Brighton at Watson Estates, click here or call toll free 1-866-OWN-SHEA (1-866-696-7432).

For fast updates on Shea Homes and what we’re up to at the Arizona division, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and watch our fun and informational videos on YouTube.  For home inspiration, pin your way through our Pinterest boards!


Former renter values benefits of owning her new Shea home

by Meridith Doucette on June 6, 2012


New Shea homeowner Susan Bustillos had been a renter since 2008. But as she watched market conditions trending in her favor, she knew her time had come. “With interest rates and housing so low, we decided the time was right,” said Bustillos. “We knew we needed to find our own house.”

Bustillos found her dream home at Tapestry at Lomas Verdes, where tri-level detached homes range from 1,822 to 2,253 square feet, priced from the low $300,000s.

[read more…]


Layne Interview ABC7

Shea Homes Northern California division president Layne Marceau was interviewed by ABC7 Bay Area News’ Laura Anthony. There is interest in the Bay Area as the national average new home sales fall, while the Bay Area’s rise.

Home sales are down 7.1 percent nationwide in the month of March. However, in the Bay Area home sales are booming. Marceau explains, “We came into 2012 with a conservative forecast, expecting to maybe sell 60 or 70 homes in the first four months of the year. We’ve already sold 150 homes.”

Watch the whole interview here.